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Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal

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The Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal' (a.k.a. CEO, West Bengal) is the Government official responsible for supervising the preparation, revision and correction of the electoral roll and for supervising the conduct of all elections in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1][2] As of 15 December 2019, Aazir Aftab is the Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal.[3]

Responsibilities and functions[edit]

As defined in section 13A of the Representation of the People Act 1950 and under section 20 of the Representation of the People Act 1951, the Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for supervising the preparation, revision and correction of all electoral roll and for supervising the conduct of all elections (including Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha and West Bengal Legislative Council). The Chief Electoral Officer is also responsible for monitoring the election expenditure and also the Code of Conduct defined by the Election Commission of India. The Chief Electoral Officer works under the superintendence, direction and control of the Election Commission of India.

Appointment[edit]

The Chief Electoral Officer is nominated by or is designated by the Election Commission of India to perform the duties stated in the Representation of the People Act, 1950 & 1951.[4]

Controversy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Section 13A of The Representation of the People Act 1950" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice (India). Retrieved 27 Sep 2015.
  2. "Section 20 of The Representation of the People Act 1951" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice (India). Retrieved 27 Sep 2015.
  3. http://ceowestbengal.nic.in/CEOOfficers
  4. https://eci.gov.in/about/about-eci/the-setup-r1/

See also[edit]

  • Election Commission of India
  • West Bengal Legislative Assembly


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External links[edit]

http://ceowestbengal.nic.in/


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